Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran (malaria)
48 x 48” mixed media on raw canvas
Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran was Medical Assistant-Major of the French Army at the time of the Franco-Prussian War. In 1880, while working in the military hospital in Constantine, Algeria, he discovered that the cause of malaria is a protozoan, after observing the parasites in a blood smear taken from a patient who had just died of malaria. This was the first time that protozoans were shown to be a cause of disease of any kind. The discovery was therefore validation of the germ theory of diseases.
Microscapes - This series of paintings and sculptures portray a fantastical and imagined world where one can fly, float, or soar through a diminutive landscape filled with microbes, bacteria, viruses, cells, and atoms. The landscapes have the illusion of space so that the viewer can picture themselves floating amongst and exploring the cellular detritus. They allow the viewer to be a kind of ‘nano-tourist’ in a tiny world that is experienced every day. A world that in reality, can only be seen using a microscope or a particle accelerator.
Colour is very important to this work. It is used to evoke a kind of ‘Disney-fied’ imagining of the microscopic/subatomic landscape.
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Acrylic with a clear UV matte or satin varnish for protection.
All painting marks or light blemishes are part of the art. There are no returns on original art.
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